College student and "software
engineer"computer programmer (someone
conferred that title on me when they gave me a job, and now it's
part of my identity, I guess). I also read
newspapersinternet news headlines and books, listen to
music, and go to the movies, just like normal people.
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to avoid "building a career," and anyone else who is doing
that. I have one though, apparently. It was an accident.
But the important stuff I'm doing is trying not to spend too much
time on (often pointless) work,
enjoying school when
possiblelamenting that I'm not taking any classes. This is
And taking every opportunity to travel outside the country. Much of
the rest of the world is worth seeing, turns out.
I’m really good at
Programming computers. Stockpiling LPs. Memorizing what year albums
came out, real useful stuff like that.
The first things people usually notice about me
I haven't conducted surveys or anything. Not completely sure.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books, authors read recently:
Salman Rushdie, Martin Amis, Christopher Hitchens (RIP, or
whatever you're supposed to say), Orwell's journalism,and
(should I admit to this?) Philip K Dick.
Update: Only read TERRIBLE SCIENCE FICTION now.
Ong-Bak. Bruce Lee movies. Videodrome. Love and Death. Straw Dogs.
The Conversation. Zero Effect. Waltz With Bashir. Brain Candy.
Total Recall (80s). Blade Runner.
Kids in the Hall. Mystery Science Theater 3000. Arrested
Development. Twin Peaks. Louie. Space Ghost: Coast To Coast.
Archer. Seinfeld. Curb Your Enthusiasm. Cowboy Bebop. NO FAMILY
Elvis Costello. The Kinks. The Replacements. Talking Heads.
Television. Velvet Underground. Robyn Hitchcock. Bowie. Brian Eno
(a little). Cate Le Bon. Big Star. Joe Jackson. Frank Zappa. Townes
Van Zandt. Fairport Convention. Captain Beefheart. Minutemen. The
Stooges. Funkadelic. Bootsy Collins. Oingo Boingo. Cocteau Twins.
Yo La Tengo.
Totally uneducated. Please help.
The six things I could never do without
1. Pile of books I haven't read yet.
2. Pile of records I haven't listened to yet.
3. Good movie theaters where they treat you like an adult.
4. Decent coffee
5. Guitar (personal amusement)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Computers, technology, education (like, needing more of it myself,
and people needing more of it generally)
Also: war, poverty, death, cancer, why everyone likes money so
On a typical Friday night I am
Drinks with friendsFriends never visit, so: hardcore,
extreme computer programming.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I read a whole Orson Scott Card novel during the last vacation I
took, where it was the only book written in English that I could
find within probably a thousand miles.
It was great.